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Black Walnut Trails Mission Statement: "To use the proper authority of the Black Walnut Trails Association Board to help increase the value of both homes and common areas of BWT and to promote an environment that fosters community and natural beauty."

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 Black Walnut Trails Owners Association E-Blast
March 2017
Jerry Janik Resigns Board Position
Board director Jerry Janik has resigned from the Board of Directors.  Jerry has served on the board for many years and is one of the original BWTOA members.  In addition to his board duties, Jerry took on the responsibility of posting the informational signs and putting up and taking down the Christmas decorations at the entrances.  The board and community have greatly benefitted from Jerry’s service and involvement. 
Annual Meeting Voting Results
As you know, this year’s annual meeting was actually two meetings in one.  The membership voted to approve the bylaws at the special meeting that is required by our documents.  The board will now turn its attention to revising the rules and regulations.
The members also voted to approve the budget that was sent to all members.  The assessment for 2017 will remain the same and assessment notices will be sent out around March 18.
In addition, Christopher Forbes, Betty Theisen, and Craig Gaska were elected to the board of directors.  Directors Jenni Aleckson and Lee Erchull are starting the second year of their two-year terms.
BWTOA Needs TWO Board Directors
Many thanks to Christopher Forbes for stepping up and volunteering to run for the Board of Directors.  Along with Christopher, incumbents Betty Theisen and Craig Gaska were reelected to the board.  Members Jenni Aleckson and Lee Erchull continue to serve on the board.  There are two more positions open on the board due to the resignations of Julia Carroll, Linda Gaska, and Jerry Janik.  Pease consider getting involved in our community and serving on the board.  If you are interested, please contact Craig Gaska ( and he will assist you in the appointment process.
Sign and Decoration Help Needed
Our association is in need of a member who is willing to manage the informational signs that are posted at the entrances announcing special community events, such as meetings, picnics, and clean-up days.  We also need a community member to put up and take down the Christmas wreaths and garland as well.  If you are willing to take on this responsibility, please contact Craig Gaska (  Please be involved; we can truly use the help.
Directory Information
Because of all the housing activity in Black Walnut Trails this past year, the BWTOA Board of Directors will be publishing a new directory.  In order to save printing and postage costs, an electronic version is being offered to community members.  If you wish to receive a PDF version of the directory and help us offset the cost of postage and printing, please send an email to Linda Gaska ( requesting an electronic directory.  She will reply to your email with the PDF attachment.  Thank you for helping us save paper, printing costs, and postage.
BWTOA Board of Directors
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Architectural Modifications Approval Guidelines
According to our BWTOA Covenants, all exterior remodeling (decks, additions, modifications, roofing, etc.) and hardscape (patios, exterior structures, etc.) projects must be submitted to the Architectural Review & Modifications Committee for review and approval. Go to Committees > Architectural Review > Approval Guidelines to find out how to submit your project, or simply click here:  Get Guidelines.

Member Update Information 
If you need to submit corrrected or updated information for the BWT directory, go to the Documents page of this site and click on Member Directory Update link.
The only non-pickup days for Garbage are:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Paper bag yard waste is collected April 1st-end of November